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Brussels Briefing on Agriculture – All you need to know for September 2014

September 9, 2014 - Food & Agriculture

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Agriculture, AGRA FACTS journalist Ed Bray provides an update on the latest developments in the European Union’s farm policy:

- Economic impact of Russia’s ban on European Union food imports:

  • Actions taken by the EU to limit the effects of the ban: aid worth €125 million for the fruit and vegetable sector; aid for dairy producers to help pay storage costs worth between €10 and €25 million; €120 million worth of support for food promotion schemes available from 2015
  • Possible future measures to help sectors hit by the Russian ban: at the extraordinary Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels on September 5, Member States discussed plans for a further compensation package targeted specifically at farmers and food operators worst hit by the restrictions

- Announcement of the new European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Featuring statement by Dacian Cioloş, the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

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